Last photo ever taken of Shane Warne emerges after tragic death

Shane Warne, pictured here in the last photo ever taken before his tragic death.
The last photo ever taken of Shane Warne before his tragic death. Image: Sporting News/Getty

Shane Warne’s friend Thomas Hall has shared the last photo ever taken of the Aussie cricket legend just hours before his tragic death in Thailand.

Warne's body is expected to be transferred back to Australia on Tuesday after an autopsy confirmed he had died of 'natural causes'.

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On Monday night, Hall shared the last photo taken of Warne on Koh Samui before he died.

In the photo, the 52-year-old looks happy and relaxed ahead of what was meant to be a well-deserved break from his busy schedule.

Hall, who was holidaying with Warne in Koh Samui, revealed on Monday that the cricket legend's last meal was vegemite on toast.

"I have dined with Shane in many fine establishments, but rather than sample some of the local Thai fare, we tuck into a plate of Vegemite on toast," Hall wrote for the Sporting News.

"Shane chomping away: 'Geez, you can’t beat Vegemite with some butter, always great wherever you are in the world.'

"An Australian through and through - this was to turn out to be his last meal."

Former teammate Damien Martyn commented on a photo that Hall posted on Instagram featuring a jar of vegemite.

“The picture says it all. Last meal and true to the end," Martyn wrote.

"Hope all okay up there as good as one can be after this happening”.

Police on Monday said there were no suspicious circumstances in Warne's death on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui.

Citing autopsy results, Thai Police Lieutenant-General Surachate Hakparn told a news conference that Warne's death was due to natural causes, with no signs of foul play.

Songyot Chayaninporamet, deputy director of Samui Hospital, told reporters the autopsy report showed Warne died of a "congenital disease".

"There is no Covid-19 infection and no sign of assault or murder," Songyot added.

Police officers and health workers, pictured here preparing to load the body of Shane Warne from the morgue into an ambulance for departure.
Police officers and health workers prepare to load the body of Shane Warne from the morgue into an ambulance for departure. (Photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/Getty Images)

Shattered family speak out after Shane Warne's death

In a statement released on Monday night, the Warne family said the night of March 4 was for them the beginning of "a never-ending nightmare", and his death was "a tragedy we will never come to terms with".

"Looking to a future without Shane is inconceivable, hopefully the mountain of happy memories we all have will help us cope with our ongoing grief," parents Keith and Brigitte said.

Warne's son Jackson wrote: "To my brother, my best friend, to my Dad, I love you so much. I don't think anything is ever going to fill the void you have left in my heart."

Warne's youngest daughter Summer wrote: "Dad, I miss you so much already. I wish I could've hugged you tighter in what I didn't know were my final moments with you. And your final breaths were only moments away."

Shane Warne, pictured here with children Jackson, Brooke and Summer at the 2012 Allan Border Medal Awards.
Shane Warne with children Jackson, Brooke and Summer at the 2012 Allan Border Medal Awards. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

Eldest daughter Brooke wrote: "I am lucky and will forever be so proud to call you my Dad forever. I love you to infinity and back and I will miss you forever."

More details came to light on Monday about the Spin King's final moments.

One of the paramedics called to the scene after Warne was found unresponsive in his villa described how his friends desperately tried to revive him.

"They were desperate. I think one was crying. They were really stressed and panicked," Anuch Han-iam told The Sun.

"They kept trying to wake him and I heard someone saying, 'come on, Shane, come on, Shane'.

"I could see they were all shocked and I just tried to concentrate and do my best.

"I did my best for him and gave all my energy. I'm so sorry that I couldn't help him."

Shane Warne's friend Andrew Neophitou, pictured here with Australian Ambassador to Thailand Allan McKinnon.
Shane Warne's friend Andrew Neophitou with Australian Ambassador to Thailand Allan McKinnon. (Photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/Getty Images)

Bo Phut Police Station Superintendent Yuttana Sirisombat had earlier told reporters that Warne had been suffering chest pains before arriving in Thailand.

He also had asthma and had seen a doctor about his heart.

Warne's manager James Erskine also revealed the 52-year-old had recently finished a "ridiculous" fluid-only diet.

"He did go on these ridiculous sorts of diets, and he was just finished with one," he told Nine Network.

"It was a bit all or nothing. It was either white buns with butter and lasagna stuffed in the middle or he would be having black and green juices.

"He obviously smoked most of his life. I don't know. I think it was just a massive heart attack."

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